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Drive Electric Tour Comes to RTP Headquarters


Media Advisory

(Research Triangle Park, NC)  The Research Triangle Park will be hosting the Nissan LEAF Drive Electric Tour, inspiring new capabilities for green solutions with the first 100% electric, no gas, no tailpipe vehicle.

"We are excited to be a part of Nissan's Drive Electric Tour and to be creating awareness around sustainable choices that enable the Research Triangle Park to help advance our companies and infrastructure and ultimately create a cleaner world for generations to come," said Liz Rooks, interim President and CEO. 

Supporting the electric tour complements RTP's commitment to environmental responsibility. Through the SmartCommute @rtp program, RTP promotes alternative transportation options and improved air quality. Additionally, RTP has established best practices in green building and LEED design, and has a coordinated strategy among companies operating in RTP to implement alternative energy technologies and conservation practices through the Environment @rtp program



The Nissan LEAF Drive Electric Tour. This is an exclusive/private event, with the Research Triangle Park chosen as one of only three NC locations to host the tour. Park employees will be able to test drive the completely electric car. There also will be information explaining the vehicle’s technology and special features.



Thursday, March 3, 2011. Drive Electric tour hours 11:00am - 2:00pm
This is a private/exclusive event for companies of the Research Triangle Park. 


RTP Headquarters (12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709)



Cris Mulder, Research Triangle Foundation, mulder /919-433-2009

Media interested in driving Nissan's LEAF must bring a license and schedule their drive by March 2

About The Research Triangle Park 

The Research Triangle Park is the leading and largest high technology research and science park in North America, covering 7,000 total acres.  Founded in 1959, The Research Triangle Park is developed and managed by the non-profit Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina. The Foundation is responsible for building and maintaining the physical aspects of the Park; attracting and retaining Park companies; and enhancing the competitive position of the Park and the Triangle region.  To learn more about The Research Triangle Park, visit